Sonoff products are well made and can be useful.
I have been experimenting with Sonoff switches and other devices for about a year.
The bad news is:
One of the Sonoff plugs (plugs into a GPO) failed suddenly without warning after about 3 months.
The app is a little pedestrian but the latest version is much improved.
Are they C tick (ie Aus approved??). I am not able to find out definitively yet.
The good news:
Very easy to set up on EweLink (just make sure that your WiFi is set to 2.5G (not 5G).
Has a well made case and after pulling the broken plug to bit's, is very well made internally.
Really Good WiFi Switches - Works with Google Home, etc
I have a few of these for isolating power in hard to access places. They are for inline applications where you want to control up to 2200W loads.
They work with an app called EweLink and can by synced to Google Home and controlled by voice if you want to. Sonoff make a nifty ~$7 plastic box that house these small switches and have 2x cable glands included. These devices need to be wired to 240V so need approval. There is a company in Australia (oikotec) selling these with certification.
If you are into it - you can program these things to do ...all sorts tricks - but they can be controlled on a time, delay, repetition basis etc using the eWeLink app. There are lots of different types including power monitoring and temperature/humidity triggering. They also make plain vanilla versions that plug straight into your wall socket and can control whatever you like by just plugging it in, registering it in eWeLink and playing. These Sonoff switches have lots of applications - I rank them as really useful.
Sonoff WiFi Switch
Bought Sonoff WiFi switch from eBay
This particular one is capable of triggering one relay (unimportant in this instance)
I am using it to open a door of our home
Which it does very well
However to make it of any use for it's purpose, it needs to be accessed by my family, herein lies the problem, with a lack of usability.
To make it work on each household member's phone, the switch requires an App from eWelink
Which unfortunately has only Chinese instructions.
The rest of the world have to work it out for ourselves
Now there are certain unusua...
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